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Ice climbing

Ice climbing Photo: Fredrik Strang
Ice climbing Photo: Fredrik Strang
Rjukan is reckoned the best location in Northern Europe for ice climbing. Over 192 frozen waterfalls in a particularly long and stable winter season provide enticing conditions for climbers from all over the world.

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Ice climbing - Photo: Fredrik Strang

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Getting to Rjukan

Rjukan is located between Oslo in the east and the famous Norwegian fjords in the west.

Where to stay in Rjukan

Stay in Rjukan itself or choose one of the surrounding areas of Gausta, Skinnarbu, Tinnbygdene or Hardangervidda.

Hiking in Rjukan

There is a variety of marked trails in the mountains of Rjukan. The Gaustatoppen Mountain and the old saboteurs' route are recommended.

What to do in Rjukan

Rent a canoe or join a boat trip on Lake Møsvatn, or choose hiking, biking or fishing on the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda.


The vast mountain plateau of Hardangervidda is one of Europe's largest. It is also home to Northern Europe’s largest stock of reindeer.

Winter in Rjukan

The mountains around Rjukan in Southern Norway are perfect for family skiing holidays.
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